This course develops knowledge, expertise and skills in the practice legal and professional - of forensic radiography.
The focus will be on the history and role of forensic radiography in forensic medicine and science, an introduction to medico-legal aspects of forensic radiography, practical approaches and issues in forensic radiography, roles and responsibilities, injury processes and pathologies, and an introduction to developments in forensic radiography.
The role and responsibilities of the radiographer, together with evidence-based, safe and legal practice is emphasised throughout. Students are provided with a set of skills that will allow them to develop or to enhance an existing forensic imaging service.
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Provide an introductory theoretical background for radiographers to undertake forensic radiography examinations.
2. Consider the application of this theory to practice.
3. Discuss the legal issues surrounding the practice of forensic radiography in Ireland.
4. Provide radiographers with the basic skills required to deal with ante and post mortem cause.
This module builds on students' existing knowledge. The module allows the students to develop a wider appreciation and understanding of forensic imaging and its current applications.
On completion of this module students will be able to gather, analyse and critically evaluate information from a wide range of sources. Students should also be able to critically reflect and evaluate their individual professional practice and knowledge base in order to recognise their need for continuous professional development and lifelong learning.